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USA Triathlon Certified Rules Officials strive to ensure fairness for all competitors in USA Triathlon sanctioned multi-sport events by consistently applying the USA Triathlon competitive rules.

USA Triathlon Certification and Recertification Clinics: How to Become an Official.

If you’d like to be a USA Triathlon Certified Rules Official, you must take one of the many certification clinics held by the Florida Regional Officials’ Coordinator. Before the clinic, you are required to complete a short do-it-at-home “open-book” exam to help you become familiar with the USA Triathlon competitive rules. A three-hour clinic consisting of classroom lecture and discussion is held the day before a race to help you become familiar with the mission of the USA Triathlon Certified Rules Officials’ program and the competitive rules. Afterward you will be issued a USA Triathlon officials’ uniform. The next day, you actually officiate at an event under supervision of the head referee.

Prior to the clinic, you must also complete the USOC SafeSport webinar and submit to a background check.

There is no charge to attend a USA Triathlon Certified Rules Officials’ clinic and only a few requirements. To become a USA Triathlon Certified Rules Official, you must be a member of USA Triathlon, be in good physical condition, weigh less than 200 pounds and be capable of riding for hours at a time as a passenger on a motorcycle.

USA Triathlon Certified Rules Officials operate under a category system. During the clinic and your first race you will be a Category 5 official. Afterward you will be classified as a Category 4 official. You then have twelve months to become certified as a Category 3 official. In order to do that, you must officiate at two USA Triathlon sanctioned races under the supervision of the head referee.

Clinics have a limited number of openings. If you’d like to become an official, you should contact the Regional Officials’ Coordinator at FloridaROC@msn.com as early as possible to reserve your space.

USA Triathlon Competitive Rules

For a complete set of USA Triathlon competitive rules go to http://www.usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/rulebook.aspx.

Upcoming 2017 USA Triathlon Certified Rules Officials’ Clinics

March 10 – 11

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Las Olas International Triathlon & Duathlon Officials Certification and Recertification Clinic

1 P.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday March 10


March 17 – 19

Clermont, Florida

Florida Challenge Triathlon – the Intimidator Officials Certification and Recertification Clinic

1 P.M. – 5 P.M. Friday March 17


April 1 – 2

Miami, Florida

South Beach Triathlon Officials Certification and Recertification Clinic

1 P.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday April 1


April 29 – 30

St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Officials Certification and Recertification Clinic

9 A.M – 1 P.M. Saturday April 29


June 16 – 17

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Triathlon Series – Olympic & Sprint # 1 Officials Certification and Recertification Clinic

1 P.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday June 16


September 23 – 24

Miami, Florida

Escape to Miami Triathlon Officials Certification and Recertification Clinic

1 P.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday August 23


October 6 – 7

Pensacola Beach, Florida

Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Officials Certification and Recertification Clinic

1 P.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday October 6


November 11 – 12

Miami, Florida

Miami Man Half Iron & International Triathlon Officials Certification and Recertification Clinic

1 P.M. – 5 P.M. Saturday November 11


If you are interested in attending a certification clinic and becoming a USA Triathlon certified official, please email Tom Reilly at FloridaROC@msn.com

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